Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: Network Adpater/Router Suggestions.

13 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Network Adpater/Router Suggestions.

Hello, im looking for a new wireless network adapter and possibly a router for Window 7 64-bit. It has to travel about 25-30 feet and connect through about three walls. Currently im using a BT-HomeHub2 router and a Belkin F5D7050 wireless adapter, but im having a lot of trouble connecting. When i move my pc next to the router it connects with no problem so im guessing its just the range on these products. My X-Box 360 sits next to my PC and connects to the internet with no problem. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

13 Jun 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

One problem I see is that your BT-Homehub 2 has wireless N support but your Belkin F5D7050 wireless adapter only supports wireless G and not wireless N. So you might want to upgrade your wireless adaptor to one that supports wireless N which should greatly improve your wireless connectivity.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

I too use a BT HomeHub as my primary router, and do know the woes of its poor range (especially when connecting using G like you are).

I would suggest getting an 'N' Networking card.

'N' WiFi has better range than 'G' WiFi.

Your BT HomeHub is already an N router so there's no need to change router (unless the problem persists).

You can get 'N' WiFi adapters (both internal and external) from about 15 off Amazon.

Before you go and splash out though I would suggest that you try moving your network card higher up or closer to the door using a USB extender cable (if you have one) or try using the Xbox 360's WiFi adapter on your PC and then get your internet connection on your Xbox from your PC via an Ethernet cable.


Oli
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


13 Jun 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I'm glad that you concure osholt.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
I'm glad that you concure osholt.
You know what they say "Great minds think alike" although what is less often said is "so do half wits" .

Oli
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Network Adpater/Router Suggestions.





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Network Adpater/Router Suggestions.
Thread Forum
Solved Wireless Network Card Suggestions Network & Sharing
Bluetooth Adpater windows 7 64 bit, A2DP advice Hardware & Devices
Solved Suggestions for a router... Network & Sharing
Solved Any suggestions on a good Modem/Router? Network & Sharing
Network 3 pc's and a NAS with a router??? Network & Sharing
BSOD from wireless network adpater (i think) BSOD Help and Support
Ethernet adpater problems, Nforce 630m Driver issue? Drivers

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:10 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33